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Securly
 
Securly’s is a cloud-based web filter for our District's iPad devices. Whether in school or at home, the iPads are always being filtered.
 
 
Zoom Resources
Updated January 4, 2021
I cannot log into my child's Apple ID account.
We are aware of this issue and working to resolve it soon. The Apple ID is not critical to be logged in on the iPads.
 
I purchased a Bluetooth keyboard for my child's iPad but I cannot install it.
We have the Bluetooth feature unlocked so students have the ability to add any of their devices on the iPads.

Where can I find my student's schedule or login information?
Log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then click on Student Schedules
 
Is there some protection against "jailbreaking" devices or bypassing District safeguards?
There are restrictions on District devices, which are enrolled in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and the District’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system. Tampering with these protections/restrictions, whether by a student or a thief, will generally make the device inoperable. In addition, the Acceptable Use Policy outlines expectations for appropriate use and behavior, and there will be consequences for students who violate its terms. Incidents involving poor judgment, such as taking inappropriate photos or videos, will be handled the same as any other violation of school rules.
 
Are there controls on the iPads that prevent students for installing games or personal apps? 
Students will only have District approved apps on the iPads and security will prevent them from installing games or other personal apps. During class, teachers have the ability to lock a student into a particular app or website, helping to ensure focused attention. In addition, the Acceptable Use Policy, signed by students and parents, specifies that the devices are intended for educational use. 
 
What happens if my iPad is not working as expected?
We suggest trying a Hard Reset.
Hold down the home and on/off buttons at the same time. The on/off buttons are sometimes called Sleep/Wake.
Continue holding the buttons even after the slider appears on the screen. ...
When the Apple logo appears, let go of the buttons and let the iPad start up like normal.
 
Zoom meeting etiquette tips
In order to protect our students and private information regarding their education when learning at home, screenshots/photos and videos of our on-line classes is strictly prohibited. These student records are confidential and should not be created or shared in any form, including on social media.

For the safety of our students and to protect the integrity of our classes, Zoom links and passwords to access our classrooms should not be shared.

As a quick tip, before joining a Zoom meeting students are able to change their screen name. Screen names should be the first name followed by the first initial of last name (ex. Ferris Bueller would be Ferris B.) for all District 142 students. By ensuring the accuracy of screen names, a teacher is more confident of who they are letting into their Zoom meeting.
 
 
Low-Cost Home Internet Service

Comcast provides cost-effective internet service for all families. Internet Essentials is a program that provides eligible families with Internet services in their homes for $9.95 a month. 

You may qualify for Internet Essentials if:
 
  • You are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others.
  • You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available.
  • You are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
  • You have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old. Households with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.*

*Due to the Coronavirus emergency, households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 12/31/20. After 12/31/20, standard eligibility rules apply.

Families can remain in the program until their child completes high school, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
 
To learn more about Internet Essentials please visit, www.internetessentials.com.
 
Access from AT&T provides low-cost internet service for eligible households for $10.00 a month.
You may qualify for Access from AT&T if:
 
  • You qualify via income or participation in the National School Lunch or Head Start programs.

To learn more about Internet Essentials please visit, https://www.att.com/internet/access/
Test Your Home Internet Speed - SpeedTest.net
 
Speedtest measures the speed between your device and a test server, using your device's internet connection. This service provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency. 
 
Speedtest automatically chooses a nearby server with a fast ping result to measure the maximum potential of your internet connection. You can always change the testing server to a different one than the default selection and we encourage testing to different servers to compare results.
 
Click on the icon to launch the speed test.
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